The World 15 Years later: 4 outcomes - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
January 17th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
I have no way to check on your statement since you provided nothing to point to that "survey". However, even if it were true, NYC is not emblematic of the northern United States. I live in Vermont - a state along the northeastern border of New York. I don't know anybody who believes that load of
January 17th, 2005  
Italian Guy
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Whispering Death
Yeah, actually that theory first came about in a book by a French author in 2002. Since then his book has become a bestseller in Europe and many europens including a statlingly high percentage of Frenchmen actually do believe that the CIA attacked the twin towers. To me it just emphaiszes how, in general, Europeans just don't 'get' it and it may cost them dearly in the long run if they choose to believe conspiracy theories and keep their heads in the sand.
Seldom have I read a post I agree this much upon.
January 17th, 2005  
Pogue Mahone
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by paratroopa
it seemed true, here in new york its the topic of the day, a servey showed that 70% of people in new york city and other north eastern cities believed that cia did it.

they think osamas a scam

and then in the southern states another servey was set up and some 90% stated that it is untrue and that one of the quoted " them yankees think up of weir' stuff eh"

the servey result was posted in grand central station, as well as the rocfella center, i think the police torn it down now
Well I live in NYC and I can tell you that almost nobody here thinks anything of the kind

We have no illusions over what happened and who did it

Even those almost fully on the Howard Dean express understand reality at that level

And this is one of the things that makes me understand why, considering the popularity of such idiocy in places like France, being liked and respected by such folks really isn't too high on my list of what I give a good G-ddamn about
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Boots
January 18th, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
A lot of these "surveys" etc. are completely made up to try to use them to convince others.
Like you go to some guy in some odd town out there in a non-US country and tell them that the CIA did the 9/11 attacks and they go, "yeah right." and then say that 70% of the Americans believe this as well, then they go "hmmm then you have a point..."

As for the future, who knows, maybe the rise of other powers will be a good thing. For America it will be another opportunity to be seen as a force of good. For the others on the rise it would be for having so much more control over their destinies... easier access to resources etc.
January 21st, 2005  
Strongbow
 
 
These sorts of predictions are usually wrong so I would get over it!

My gut feeling is that in 15 years time the US will be less gung-ho in military matters, show more respect for international law and the UN, it will be making sqillions in countries it has brought "freedom" to and
terrorism will be about the same in various places about the globe as it is now.

& MacDonald's will have a store open in the "Green Zone", Baghdad.
January 22nd, 2005  
Chinaman
 
my prediction:

us is lessened as a power

european union a super power

china a super power

india is part of the super power party too

russia inproves and also becomes a super power

japan declines

african probelms are more or less the same

south american for once will emerge as a power

indonesia is seperated
January 22nd, 2005  
A Can of Man
 
 
Oh, the Chinese dream then
January 24th, 2005  
Strongbow
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Chinaman
my prediction:

us is lessened as a power

european union a super power

china a super power

india is part of the super power party too

russia inproves and also becomes a super power

japan declines

african probelms are more or less the same

south american for once will emerge as a power

indonesia is seperated
I agree Chinaman but you have got me worried about my Japanese shares. I better sell now!!!!!!!!!!
January 25th, 2005  
Chinaman
 
dont, u'll only raise the price

alot of people has their money on japan

anyways, after a film about japan, i truly realized how vulnerable japan is, in the future if it wants to survivie it has no choice but to invade, japan is way too crowded and they have little resrouces.


i see another world war coming
January 25th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
It's nice to have dreams